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Gov. Doyle heads to Detroit to discuss GM closing


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle is leading a delegation to Detroit on Friday to talk with General Motors officials about a planned closing of the automaker's plant in Janesville.

Department of Commerce spokesman Tony Hozeny says the state is trying to work with the company to see what can be done in Janesville.

The automaker plans to close the plant by 2010 because high gas prices have curtailed sales of SUVs, leaving hundreds of people without jobs.

Hozeny says the state's efforts to look at whether millions of dollars in grant money given to GM can be reclaimed is on hold while talks about the plant's future continue.

Doyle's spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner says he can't comment on what specifically may be talked about at the meeting. He says it is a sensitive process.

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